Alexia Christofi is passionately creative about helping businesses find solutions to their problems. At OmPrompt, she focuses on helping companies within the FMCG sector use automation to enhance their processes and add more value.
Professor Jan Godsell joined WMG in October 2013 from her prior position of Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University School of Management.
Professor Godsell's career has been split between both industry and academia. She joined the faculty of Cranfield in 2001, following the completion of her Executive MBA there. She also completed her PhD at Cranfield, researching the development of a customer responsive supply chain.
Prior to her return to academia, Professor Godsell developed a successful career within industry, beginning at ICI/Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Following this, she worked up to senior management level at Dyson, in both Supply Chain and Operations Management functions. At Dyson, she undertook a number of operational and process improvement roles within R&D, customer logistics, purchasing and manufacturing.
Professor Godsell is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IMechE. She is on the board and scientific committee of EurOMA (European Operations Management Association), the cabinet of the UK roundtable of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) and the manufacturing steering committee of the IMechE. She is on the editorial board of 3 journals, including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and she is an advocate for improving the uptake of STEM subjects by school children
Patrick Strauss is a life-long technology enthusiast and a Vice-President at OmPrompt. He is currently building a Partner network of like-minded companies who want to improve their order-to-cash process across the entire supply chain. Patrick is recognised as a supply chain influencer and he regularly speaks to the industry about topics relating to the Internet of Things (IoT) and visibility within the supply chain. Having lived, worked, and studied in Europe, the US and Japan, Patrick brings a unique global perspective which he uses to help customers achieve their goals and deliver solutions.
Hari is a Supply Chain IT consultant with special interest in Demand Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Inventory Optimization, Sales & Operations Planning, Trade Promotions planning, Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR). He has around 16 years of experience in implementing Supply chain solutions working with several global Fortune organizations in Retail, CPG, manufacturing, Hi-Tech and Healthcare sectors.
After graduating from Tallinn University of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Peep received a master’s degree in International Business Administration from the Estonian Business School. Peep spent five years at Ericsson Estonia as logistics manager, and then worked as a supply chain manager for the Baltic States at ABB until 2015. Peep has been a board member for Estonia's Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Association Prolog since 2014, and he is currently their CEO. He is also an advisor to DeltaBid, a startup providing procurement cloudware. Peep specializes in supply chain management, strategic sourcing, and supplier relationship management.
Vaishnavi Agrawal loves pursuing excellence through writing and have a passion for technology. She has successfully managed and run personal technology magazines and websites. She currently writes for intellipaat.com, a global training company that provides e-learning and professional certification training. The courses offered by Intellipaat address the unique needs of working professionals. She is based out of Bangalore and has an experience of 5 years in the field of content writing and blogging. Her work has been published on various sites related to Hadoop, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Project Management, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more.
Stephen DeAngelis is a technology and supply chain entrepreneur and patent holder with over 25 years of experience helping to pioneer the application of advanced cognitive computing technologies and applied mathematics to commercial industries and governmental agencies. He is a former Visiting Scientist at the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Directorate and the Center for Advanced Technology at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. He was recognized in December 2006, as one of Esquire magazine’s “Best and Brightest” honorees as “The Innovator.” In 2012, Forbes magazine recognized him as one of the “Top Influencers in Big Data.”
The MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network was initially formed in 2004 with the opening of the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) in Zaragoza Spain. It expanded in 2008 with the opening of the Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) in Bogotá Colombia and then again in 2011 with the creation of the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Collectively, the SCALE Network, which includes MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), now spans four continents.
The primary objectives of the SCALE Network are to:
- expand MIT CTL's scope for both education and research
- create local supply chain management human capital and expertise in different regions of the world
- open up new opportunities for innovation
- develop new educational models and paradigms
- create a worldwide network of executives, alumni and students, educated or trained by MIT or with MIT material and influence.
It is designed and operated as a balanced network where each center contributes resources to conduct joint research, administers educational programs, and works with corporate sponsors. They are not meant to be MIT outposts but instead are structured with 10 - 20 year contracts where local expertise is hired, enlarged and developed. The SCALE Network allows faculty, researchers, students, and affiliated companies from all three centers to pool their expertise and collaborate on projects that will create supply chain and logistic innovations with global applications, and help companies to compete in an increasingly complex business environment.